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Summer projects abound, and so do the mosquitos.

Summer projects abound, and so do the mosquitos.

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This summer we have a lot of projects planned that are are starting to kick off.  At the…um..request(read: demand) of the county Building and Health Department we are replacing our composting toilet with a full septic system and our beloved hand dug well with a proper drilled well.  In order to pull  this off we are improving our trail so that we can get a well truck (well trucks are huge) and…

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We are alive

We are alive, though we’ve been silent for nearly a year.
It’s been a long and challenging year with many ups, downs, arounds and throughs.

In the next few weeks, Marci and I will be getting back into the blogging mood.

Hurray.

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We are Land Barons: $12,000 out the door.
 
In early May Marci, Abel and I fled the still snow Upper Peninsula to head to Kalamazoo, MI…View Post

We are Land Barons: $12,000 out the door.

 

In early May Marci, Abel and I fled the still snow Upper Peninsula to head to Kalamazoo, MI…

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Goofing off in the woods

We’ve had a busy spring and have been remiss in posting. Just so you know we are still alive, I give you this:

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I never meant to homestead

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
– Henry David Thoreau

I wouldn’t call what…

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I never meant to homesteadCaleb, Marci, & Abel Larsen – 2013. Photo by Andrew Ranville
I went to the woods because I wished…View Post

I never meant to homestead

Caleb, Marci, & Abel Larsen – 2013. Photo by Andrew Ranville

I went to the woods because I wished…

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Cabin LifeView Post

Cabin Life

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Our Friend Jesse Smith’s Deep Prep is on PBS!


Our dear friend Jesse Smith from Seattle is a fantastic chef . His Youtube cooking show, Deep Prep
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Our Friend Jesse Smith’s Deep Prep is on PBS!

Our dear friend Jesse Smith from Seattle is a fantastic chef . His Youtube cooking show, Deep Prep

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Salt Cured Egg Yolks: Part 1I’ve never had a cured egg yolk, but being a fan of cured things in general I couldn’t resist…View Post

Salt Cured Egg Yolks: Part 1


I’ve never had a cured egg yolk, but being a fan of cured things in general I couldn’t resist…

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Happy Vernal EquinoxOn the first day of Spring, we’ve received one of the largest snowfalls of the year. In 24 hours we…View Post

Happy Vernal Equinox


On the first day of Spring, we’ve received one of the largest snowfalls of the year. In 24 hours we…

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Free Cabin Plans from the USDAThis summer I would like to find the time to build myself a “free building.” Our one room cabin is…View Post

Free Cabin Plans from the USDA

This summer I would like to find the time to build myself a “free building.” Our one room cabin is…

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Lake Superior in Feburary
I love that we live 3 miles from this.View Post

Lake Superior in Feburary

I love that we live 3 miles from this.

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Winter in the CabinView Post

Winter in the Cabin

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Sausage FestSome friends from Madison came to visit and brought some of the best sausages and cheese we’ve had…View Post

Sausage Fest

Some friends from Madison came to visit and brought some of the best sausages and cheese we’ve had…

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Marci on the trail to the cabinView Post

Marci on the trail to the cabin

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